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Old 06-19-2014, 06:00 PM   #11
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Nitrites were high so perhaps a small cycle is ocurring. I did a 25% water change and am now waiting on the odor. I think the soft-corals are releasing a mucus that I noticed when moving them into the tank that is causing the odor. Does anyone know how to get rid of the odor? I have a carbon filter and am obviously not moving the corals any longer. Also, could this mucous harm the fish?
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It is loaded with bacteria, but shouldn't harm the fish. It is a defense mechanism that can cause problems for some types of corals, so filtering it out ASAP is a good idea. Protein skimmers will also grab that stuff.
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